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The material is soft enough to show scratches, and, as I mentioned, puts a red tint onto solvent-soaked wool.
The carving is nowhere as crisp and carefully done as the vases shown in the article, which, like the heart pendant, show a brass core, enamel, and cinnabar overlay. Some of these vases can be found with a cloisonne band around the middle. IIRC, the Beijing Enamel Company and the cinnabar factory were neighbors, under the umbrella of the Beijing Arts & Crafts Import & Export Corporation. They date from around the same decade as the pendant.